Dr. Isabella Alexander-Nathani

is an award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and human rights activist. She is motivated by her belief that storytelling has the power to humanize complex political issues and establish common ground across difference. Her latest book (Oxford University Press, January 2020) and documentary film (Joe Berlinger Films, Summer 2020) uncover the human side of our global migrant and refugee crisis. Isabella’s work has been featured on BBC, CNN, and VICE, and she is a regular contributor to NPR, PRI, and SAPIENS, where she writes a monthly column called “Borders.” Her speaking programs have brought her to stages across three continents, including the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly and the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions, where she delivered keynote addresses on international human rights and peace-building in crisis zones. She teaches in the Departments of Anthropology and Film Studies at Emory University and serves as the Executive Director of Small World Films, an independent production studio focused on social impact storytelling…

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